Tuesday October 19, 2010 Group Stage: Group E Finished Allianz-Arena

Bayern Munich 3 - 2 CFR 1907 Cluj

  • Cadú 32’ (o.g.)
  • Panin 38’ (o.g.)
  • Gomez 77’
  • Cadú 28’
  • Culio 86’

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  1. Own-goals lift Bayern to win

    Own-goals lift Bayern to win

    Bayern Munich maintained their perfect record in Champions League Group E with a 3-2 victory over CFR Cluj at the Allianz Arena. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Bayern Munich
    • CFR 1907 Cluj
    • 90+3' FULL TIME: And Bayern win once more. They didn't have it all their own way, despite the possession stats and Cluj's defensive set-up. It was an entertaining clash and one they deserved to win, but if Cluj had ridden their luck it could have been different. We're back tomorrow night for more Champions League action - join us then!
    • 90+3' Panin tackled expertly by Tymoschuk in the penalty area! Crucial challenge!
    • 90+2' Basel have extended their lead in the other Group E game! 3-1!
    • 90+2' Cluj sneak into the Bayern box but De Zerbi and Bjelanovic cannot between them get a shot away.
    • 90+1' Tymoschuk hits a long ball forward first-time, and there's nobody there to hold it up.
    • 90' Three more minutes to play, says the referee's assistant.
    • 89' From deep in their own half the Romanians have a throw - can they get upfield?
    • 88' Time running out for the visitors, and Bayern are enjoying plenty of the ball.
    • 87' Mueller wincing as he tracks back - the challenge hurt him.
    • 86' Mueller brings down Culio and Cluj need to get the ball forward.
    • 85' CULIO SCORES! WE HAVE AN EXCITING FINISH ON OUR HANDS! Good run down the wing from Panin and Culio is on hand with a tidy finish!
    • 84' Free kick against Cadu for a challenge on Gomez.
    • 83' Another De Zerbi special from the set piece - nobody from Bayern deals with it properly, and Kivuvu tries an acrobatic effort to turn the ball goalwards.
    • 82' A good run from Dica through the middle is brought to an end by Pranjic, and Martin Atkinson has seen enough malice in that tackle to award a yellow.
    • 81' All Bayern - the possession statistics are creeping ever upwards.
    • 80' Mueller bursts past Culio, then gets the ball trapped under his feet and gives away a throw.
    • 79' Schweinsteiger's night is over - Braafheid replaces him.
    • 78' That should settle any nerves the Germans might have had - it's little more than they deserve for a dominant second half.
    • 77' MARIO GOMEZ MAKES IT THREE! Good first time hit from Kroos is saved - it rebounds into Gomez's path and he scuffs the ball over the line!
    • 75' Bjelanovic replaces Traore
    • 75' Pranjic does a very good job of holding off the onrushing Hora down the right - as he clears Kivuvu gives away a foul with a high-footed challenge on Schweinsteiger.
    • 74' Culio clears for his team and Rada has a throw in his own half.
    • 73' Ottl looks to get Bayern moving forward, but the Cluj defence is holding up well.
    • 72' Free kick won by Traore, Culio can deliver from close to the corner flag, but Bayern clear this one. Cluj enjoying a second wind here.
    • 71' CLUJ CLOSE! Hora fires from range - and it's actually a terrific shot and equally good save from Buttto deny him - the Romanians have a corner!
    • 70' Yellow for Schweinsteiger, who goes in hard and recklessly on Culio.
    • 69' Altintop, popping up on the left, has a shot blocked by a lunging Rada.
    • 68' Badstuber and Traore fall over together chasing a hopeful ball hit forward from the Cluj defence - but Martin Atkinson isn't interested in that incident.
    • 67' Hora wins the ball for Cluj. He gets all of ten metres down the flank before Kroos dispossesses him, then brings him down in frustration. The Romanians must be careful not to pick up cards if they lose patience chasing shadows.
    • 66' Pranjic manages to keep the ball in acrobatically on the left.
    • 65' Altintop to Lahm, Schweinsteiger sends the ball back out right to Altintop - it's all Bayern. No chance materialises and they're back in their own half, but still always in possession. Cluj look to be tiring of this.
    • 64' Traore chases manfully after Butt but he's been lonely up front in the second half.
    • 63' Altintop wins another corner - the Turk becoming more and more dangerous on the right for Bayern.
    • 63' The Romanians are looking less and less like getting an equaliser - although if De Zerbi stays a force from set pieces the threat remains.
    • 62' Throw in halfway into the Cluj half for Bayern which Lahm takes. He goes backwards, but the Germans stay in possession.
    • 61' Bayern scrambling to keep the ball in play here but eventually Mueller loses out and Cluj can clear.
    • 60' BADSTUBER HITS THE POST! Great hit, curved on his left to the far post - very close indeed! Stancioiu should have had it covered, but he looked to be expecting a shot at the near side!
    • 59' Altintop tries a cross shot is blocked, then wins a free kick in a good position from Culio.
    • 58' More Bayern possession. 68% of it so far in this match.
    • 57' Great play from De Zerbi to latch on to the ball and play in Hora down the right, and the new man really doesn't repay his team-mates efforts, playing a dreadful looping cross straight out on the full.
    • 56' Cluj substitute - Hora replaces Bastos.
    • 55' KROOS HITS A ROCKET! Very close indeed from distance, and only just over the bar!
    • 54' Good run into the box from Altintop - and his low ball is turned away for a corner by the nervy Cluj defence.
    • 54' Cluj have gone quiet after a bright opening couple of minutes.
    • 53' Mueller and Pranjic exchange passes down the left hand side before the German has a shy from distance - it's a poor effort, well over the bar. He had more time than he realised.
    • 52' Lahm sweeps the ball left to Badstuber as the Germans build patiently once more.
    • 51' Altintop tests out Rada on the right hand side - Rada is up to the challenge, tracking his run well, but he has to give away a corner.
    • 50' From our friend OptaFranz on Twitter: "0 - Bayern Munich play Romanian side Cluj today - they are without a defeat against teams from Romania so far. Continuation?"
    • 49' Traore brings down Schweinsteiger in the middle and Bayern press on looking to extend their lead.
    • 48' Good ball played through for Culio, and he's close - just half a step behind Butt in getting to the ball.
    • 48' Altintop tries a cross-come-shot which causes no concern for the Cluj keeper.
    • 47' Good work from Culio under pressure merely to hold on to the ball under pressure on the left, but he is forced to pass backwards and Cluj's momentum passes.
    • 46' Panin wins a throw in deep in the Bayern half on the right hand side.
    • 45' We're back in play in the second half!
    • 45+1' HALF-TIME: Entertaining half of football. A slow start, but the contest between Cluj playing on the back foot and Bayern pushing and probing has been a good one. Join us to see how it will finish.
    • 45+1' TRAORE HITS THE POST! Badstuber cannot completely cut out a through ball and Traore is in all kinds of space - but his shot one-on-one comes back off the upright - last action of the half, and it could have been 2-2!
    • 45+1' Ottl tries a cross from deep, low through the melee, but nobody gets on to it.
    • 45' Culio has hit the deck after a tussle with Lahm. One minute of stoppages to play.
    • 44' In the other game Basel have grabbed the lead back in Switzerland - Inkoom has got the goal! Six goals in Group E tonight already!
    • 43' Traore elbows Schweinsteiger off the ball - he's strong, but far too strong there.
    • 42' Bayern have had 65% of the possession in the first half - but it's taken two own goals to get them in front.
    • 41' Traore in pain after being felled trying to squeeze his way through Tymoschuk. The Ukrainian left his elbow in that challenge.
    • 40' Schweinsteiger breaks up the play in the centre circle and gets his side on the offensive once more - he's been the best player on the field so far.
    • 39' Gomez hits a rasping shot and it's just as well that Cadu makes a firm block to prevent it testing Stancioiu.
    • 38' Cluj are up against it now having done so well to keep the hosts at bay and get in front.
    • 37' ANOTHER OWN GOAL AND BAYERN LEAD! IT'S PANIN! The corner is poorly dealt with and with Schweinsteiger standing behind him Panin steers it into his own goal!
    • 36' Culio looks to get Cluj on the move - the passes are less than perfect but the Romanians manage to hold on to the ball until Schweinsteiger intercepts.
    • 35' That's a great piece of skill from Ottl to slip past his man and create the space to cross but his ball into the middle finds Dica, who's able to clear.
    • 34' Both sides seem to be readjusting after those two goals - Bayern are enjoying some possession, but Cluj keeping their opponents at a comfortable distance.
    • 32' Cadu has actually been credited with an own goal for that equalising goal. So that's one at both ends.
    • 31' KROOS LEVELS! The cross from Schweinsteiger takes a deflection into Kroos' path, he controls well and then sees his hit across goal take another deflection and go in!
    • 30' Bayern looking good in possession, not rushing, stroking the ball across the backline with patience.
    • 29' There's as much noise as ever in the Allianz Arena, but that goal wasn't part of the script for the home crowd.
    • 28' GOAL! CADU HEADS IN FROM DE ZERBI'S BALL! It's a great delivery and it's a firm header to Butt's near post - no keeping that out, and the Romanians are ahead!
    • 27' Foul by Tymoschuk on De Zerbi - not a pretty one, and the Italian's ankle will be sore after that. Decent free kick chance though.
    • 26' Bastuber will have go from the other side - Schweinsteiger falls in the box but Stancioiu clears and the referee plays on.
    • 25' Mueller wins a corner for the German giants and Kroos goes across to take it.
    • 24' Yellow for Panin who crashes into his man from behind. Well deserved card there.
    • 23' Schweinsteiger plays the ball to Tymoschuk, then to Ottl as Bayern look for a slow move forward - Pranjic tries a cross from deep on the left but that's no problem for Stancioiu.
    • 22' Badstuber plays in Mueller - he combines with Gomez but loses the ball when it's returned to him. It's been a slow start by the German midfielder so far.
    • 21' 1-1 in the other game in the Group - Frei scored a thunderous effort for Basel but Roma have equalised through Boriello.
    • 20' CLUJ SO CLOSE! PICCOLO! A chance made in Italy - the whipped ball from De Zerbi goes all the way to the far post and Piccolo manages to lift it high!
    • 19' Atkinson spends a bit of time making sure the wall is the full ten yards back, but although Badstuber gets the ball over them it's an easy save for Stancioiu.
    • 18' First yellow of the evening - Dica gets it for a nasty tackle on Schweinsteiger.
    • 18' Tasty long ball from Culio is well intercepted by Tymoschuk as Cluj make a rare journey forward.
    • 17' Bayern are spending more and more of their time further and further upfield. Lahm and Kroos link on the edge of the box but the telling ball evades them for now.
    • 16' Rafael Bastos clatters into Kroos from behind. He shapes to play on, but of course it's a free kick for the hosts.
    • 15' Great play to get the ball into Mueller's path, but his through ball seems to be aimed at nobody in particular. The move fizzles out.
    • 14' From our friend OptaFranz on Twitter: "4 - Bayern scored 13 of ther last 15 Champions League goals in the second half, this season they scored all 4 after minute 45. Changeover."
    • 13' Schweinsteiger makes a poor challenge on De Zerbi, who wins a free kick just inside his own half for the visitors.
    • 12' Bayern settling down and looking the better side - Cluj tackling hard and chasing down their opponents.
    • 11' Kroos stands over this, but he's not the only one. Altintop wants it too - Kroos gets to take it but strikes it straight into the wall.
    • 10' Kivuvu warned by the referee after a nasty tackle - that's a useful-looking free kick chance for Bayern.
    • 10' Culio, the man responsible for laying on all of Cluj's CL goals this season, has to turn back and lay the ball off to the defence after some tight German marking.
    • 9' First sign of Mueller's quality - a superb turn to get into a good position, spoiled by a terrible pass forward for Gomez.
    • 8' Dica slides into Gomez and concedes a foul.
    • 7' Neither side has made much of an impression so far at the Allianz Arena. The crowd are in full voice, though.
    • 6' Tymoschuk gives away a foul on De Zerbi - the Ukrainian defender is making his presence felt in these early stages.
    • 5' Classy play from Kroos to shape to the right and play the ball across to the wing, but Altintop's delivery is not a good one.
    • 4' Rafael Bastos runs down a cul-de-sac of Bayern defenders and there's nowhere for him to go.
    • 3' Bayern make their first foray into the Cluj box but Gomez cannot control the ball at that awkward height.
    • 2' Schweinsteiger spreads a delightful ball crossfield - wonderful technique from a star of the World Cup.
    • 1' Tymoschuck muscled off the ball by Traore, Cluj's Ivorian striker.
    • 1' Away we go!
    • 19:45 The players are on the field, ready to go - and it's Cluj in blue who will kick us off.
    • 19:40 We are just five minutes from kick off, and the refereeing team for tonight is all-English, and the man with the whistle is Martin Atkinson.
    • 19:35 Emmanuel Culio has assisted all three of Cluj’s goals so far and leads the Champions League with three assists.
    • 19:30 Only Barcelona (91 per cent and 1482) have posted a better passing accuracy and completed more passes than Bayern (90 per cent and 1175).
    • 19:25 Cluj have used 17 players in the Champions League this season but only five home-grown ones from Romania. Four of the rest were from South America and three from Africa.
    • 19:20 Bayern Munich come into the game on the back of five consecutive Champions League wins at home - Cluj begin the game with a streak of six away defeats and a single draw in Europe on the road.
    • 19:15 Head-to-head: Bayern and Cluj face each other for the very first time tonight. In fact, this is the first time Cluj face German opposition. If you think it's any kind of indication of how tonight's game will go, Bayern met Cluj's rivals Steaua Bucharest twice in 1972 and twice in 2008, and did not taste defeat.
    • 19:10 Bayern Munich: Butt, Lahm, Tymoschuk, Badstuber, Pranjic, Ottl, Schweinsteiger, Altintop, Muller, Kroos, Gomez. Subs: Kraft, Braafheid, Demichelis, Knasmuller, Jullich
    • 19:05 CFR Cluj: Stancioiu, Rada, Piccolo, Cadu, Panin, Culio, Dica, Kivuvu, Bastos, Traore, De Zerbi. Subs: Nuno Claro, Tony, Costa, Hugo Alcantara, Hora, Veloso, Bjelanovic
    • 19:00 Cluj, for the uninitiated, are the champions of Romania - their second title in the past three years. This is their second time in the group stages, and they're aiming to do better than last time out when they finished bottom of a tough group which included Roma, Chelsea and Bordeaux. They're struggling in the Romanian league, too: 11th after 11 games.
    • 18:55 Injuries are conspiring to make life tough for Bayern - they could only name five substitutes out of a permitted six for their weekend Bundesliga clash with Hannover. Out for this game are Ivica Olic (broken nose) and Daniel van Buyten (back) are doubts while Arjen Robben (thigh), Franck Ribery (ankle), Breno (cruciate), Diego Contento (groin), Mark van Bommel (knee), Miroslav Klose (thigh), Rouven Sattelmaier (bicep) and David Alaba (ankle). Yes, really.
    • 18:50 Bayern Munich may be last year's runners-up in the Champions League, but they're having a torrid time in the league this time around. Injuries to Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery amongst others haven't helped - they're sitting tenth in the league after three wins, two draws and three defeats. Bundesliga table
    • 18:45 Good evening and welcome to LIVE updates from Group E of the Champions League where Bayern Munich are in action against Romanian opponents CFR Cluj-Napoca.
  • Summary

    • 85' CULIO SCORES! WE HAVE AN EXCITING FINISH ON OUR HANDS! Good run down the wing from Panin and Culio is on hand with a tidy finish!
    • 77' MARIO GOMEZ MAKES IT THREE! Good first time hit from Kroos is saved - it rebounds into Gomez's path and he scuffs the ball over the line!
    • 71' CLUJ CLOSE! Hora fires from range - and it's actually a terrific shot and equally good save from Buttto deny him - the Romanians have a corner!
    • 60' BADSTUBER HITS THE POST! Great hit, curved on his left to the far post - very close indeed! Stancioiu should have had it covered, but he looked to be expecting a shot at the near side!
    • 55' KROOS HITS A ROCKET! Very close indeed from distance, and only just over the bar!
    • 45+1' TRAORE HITS THE POST! Badstuber cannot completely cut out a through ball and Traore is in all kinds of space - but his shot one-on-one comes back off the upright - last action of the half, and it could have been 2-2!
    • 37' ANOTHER OWN GOAL AND BAYERN LEAD! IT'S PANIN! The corner is poorly dealt with and with Schweinsteiger standing behind him Panin steers it into his own goal!
    • 32' Cadu has actually been credited with an own goal for that equalising goal. So that's one at both ends.
    • 31' KROOS LEVELS! The cross from Schweinsteiger takes a deflection into Kroos' path, he controls well and then sees his hit across goal take another deflection and go in!
    • 28' GOAL! CADU HEADS IN FROM DE ZERBI'S BALL! It's a great delivery and it's a firm header to Butt's near post - no keeping that out, and the Romanians are ahead!
    • 20' CLUJ SO CLOSE! PICCOLO! A chance made in Italy - the whipped ball from De Zerbi goes all the way to the far post and Piccolo manages to lift it high!
    • 19:10 Bayern Munich: Butt, Lahm, Tymoschuk, Badstuber, Pranjic, Ottl, Schweinsteiger, Altintop, Muller, Kroos, Gomez. Subs: Kraft, Braafheid, Demichelis, Knasmuller, Jullich
    • 19:05 CFR Cluj: Stancioiu, Rada, Piccolo, Cadu, Panin, Culio, Dica, Kivuvu, Bastos, Traore, De Zerbi. Subs: Nuno Claro, Tony, Costa, Hugo Alcantara, Hora, Veloso, Bjelanovic

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    Manager: Louis van Gaal

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    Manager: Sorin Cârtu

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